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Don’t judge this place by its name: you won’t find any petit jaune or soggy peanuts here! On the contrary, Pastis is an utterly stylish space, all stone, iron, blonde wood and smoked glass… Simply put, it was one of the very first neo-bistros in Montpellier, where fine foodies come to rub shoulders with Daneil Lutrands’s (ex-Bras in Laguiole) beautiful compositions. The other day at lunch, his three-course menu (€38) included: perfectly flash-seared bonito served as sashimi over julienned yellow zucchini, energized with a light agastache emulsion; roasted guinea fowl supreme with an explosively flavorful coffee and black olive condiment, plus pan-fried chanterelles, toasted hazelnuts and Iberia ham; before a cone filled with fresh raspberries and figs, a fig mousse and shiso ice cream – an absolutely heavenly, intense finale! // G.LeP.

FEELING THIRSTY? A long wine selection, complete with a few gems: a Morgon from the Domaine Chamonard (€40 a bottle), a Gard white from Eric Pfifferling (€50), a Condrieu from Yves Cuilleron (€62)…

PRICE: Set menu €25 (weekday lunch), menus €38 (lunch) and €50 (dinner).

Le Fooding’s 2022 Guide is fresh out of the oven!

What’s on the menu this year? A brand-new selection of 200 restaurants, bars and bedrooms across France, articles sprinkled throughout the magazine, the taste of the times distilled down to its purest form in our highly anticipated award’s list and, for the very first time, two new guides to the country’s best stand-out shops and spirited cellars!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover


Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

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